I should like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the CIPD Southampton Group.
We are dedicated to supporting local members' professional development by offering opportunities to participate in events and share, ideas, insights and good practice in an informal setting.
This year we have chosen to organise our programme of six events under the overarching theme of Charting the future in volatile times. The details of all our Autumn events are on the website together with those from other Groups within the Wessex Branch that may also be of interest. Please use the website to book your place at any of the Groups' events as an easy alternative to traditional methods of booking.
May we also encourage members, with appropriate experience, to consider upgrading to Chartered Member or Fellow and remind you of the support and assistance that is available throughout Wessex Branch to enable you to achieve this goal.
We are constantly aiming to shape our professional support to local needs and have surveyed CIPD members to help us do so. Thank you to those of you who replied and we hope that the preliminary results will be reflected in our Spring programme. A more detailed analysis will inform our 2014/15 programme of events.
Finally we look forward to welcoming three new members to our committee this year and together with our existing strong core of committee members, I would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to take an active part in all Group events, contacting us should you like to join us on the committee. We now also have a LinkedIn group providing a forum where you can actively take part in discussions with your fellow Southampton Group CIPD members.
Dr. Jean Prescott
Southampton Group Chair
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